Health & Medicine

Powell says inflation, though elevated, will likely moderate

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WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell suggested Wednesday that inflation, which has been surging as the recovery strengthens, “will likely remain elevated in...

‘God opened the door’: Mystery surrounds US asylum picks

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TIJUANA, Mexico — In a packed camp for migrant families on Mexico's side of the busiest U.S. border crossing, Nelson Membreño has lived through...

With taxpayers’ help, Delta posts $652 million profit in 2Q

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Delta Air Lines is reporting a $652 million profit in the second quarter, helped by hordes of vacation travelers in the U.S. and money...

Bennett: Israel could beat COVID-19 variant without lockdown

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JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday that the country can beat a concerning rise in new coronavirus cases without a nationwide...

Summer setback: COVID deaths and cases rising again globally

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COVID-19 deaths and cases are on the rise again globally in a dispiriting setback that is triggering another round of restrictions and dampening hopes...

British Open is back, along with the quirks of links golf

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SANDWICH, England — Danny Willett shrugged his shoulders, grabbed his tee, and returned to his caddie beside the fourth tee at Royal St. George’s. ...

Olympic athletes to put on own medals at Tokyo ceremonies

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TOKYO — Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will put their medals around their own necks to protect against spreading the coronavirus. ...

Going abroad? US government says passport waits top 3 months

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WASHINGTON — Americans hoping to travel abroad this summer may have to delay their plans if they need new or renewed passports. ...

California pension fund agrees to $2.7 billion lawsuit deal

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LOS ANGELES — The nation’s largest public pension fund has agreed to pay up to $2.7 billion to refund policyholders hit with huge hikes...

US overdose deaths hit record 93,000 in pandemic last year

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NEW YORK — Overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government reported Wednesday. ...